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How To Get 100 'RED HOT' Ginger Studs On Your Coffee Table: VIDEOS


Photographer Thomas Knights is crowd-funding the creation of a coffee table book comprised of pics from his well-publicized photo exhibit of red-haired men called RED HOT.

Knights funded the original exhibition through Kickstarter and has returned to the funding platform to help create the RED HOT 100 photo book. Of the book, Knights said:

“Many have suffered prejudice or discrimination as a direct result of their red hair. Next to each portrait is a personal quote, adding a layer of heart, humour and triumph to their beautiful image. This is a book that is not only pleasing on the eye, but also holds a mirror up to current perceptions of male beauty and asks the question, why are there so few ginger heroes or heartthrobs in western culture?”

You can see Knights talking about the project and beautiful video footage of his models AFTER THE JUMP…


See some more beautiful video footage of his models HERE.

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  1. Did he honestly say "prejudice and discrimination"? Oh I'm sure these model-ready dudes have had it sooooo rough. Ridiculous.

    Posted by: Robert | May 8, 2014 9:44:39 AM

  2. It's a perfectly appealing enough idea without the absurdity of trying to make it some kind of a social justice cause. Was he taking the piss?

    Posted by: rascal | May 8, 2014 9:52:49 AM

  3. @Robert. Obviously you have never seen South Park or British Sitcoms ("ginger" jokes abound)...or been a redhead on a gay hookup site.

    Posted by: Qj201 | May 8, 2014 10:10:55 AM

  4. Oh please. Ginger jokes are also joined by dumb blonde and boring brunette jokes. Pity party much?

    Also, sorry but anyone COULD be hot regardless of hair color. You can be a redhead and look like Emma Stone, or like Cynthia Nixon's wife.

    Posted by: Hrm | May 8, 2014 10:15:03 AM

  5. I think had her left it at "bullying" everyone would agree. It's just a bit too hyperbolic as is.

    Posted by: JJJJJJ | May 8, 2014 10:15:52 AM

  6. Quite clearly, Robert and Rascal, you are NOT redheads, to be making those comments.

    "Prejudice and discrimination" come in many forms, and are leveled against many minorities, including redheads.

    Because it's about the color of one's hair, as opposed to, say, the color of one's skin, doesn't make it any less damaging or wrong.

    Posted by: edude | May 8, 2014 10:17:34 AM

  7. @edude, Here, I'll translate for you: someone didn't want to sleep with me, so I'm going to cry "discrimination" instead of accepting that I might not be someone's type.

    Posted by: Hrm | May 8, 2014 10:23:14 AM

  8. As someone with a major thing for redheads, this is right up my alley. (Author S.E. Hinton said she never recovered from seeing Disney's "Peter Pan" as a child, which gave her a lifelong fascination with red-haired boys; me too!) And the photographer is walking sex himself. Hope he makes a fortune and all his models are happy (and come over to my house to play with my partner and I).

    Posted by: Dback | May 8, 2014 10:24:49 AM

  9. What would Cartman say? All those gingers XP

    Posted by: AuthlimofXvim | May 8, 2014 10:25:36 AM

  10. Gingers are just so damn HOT !!!!!!

    Posted by: Janit | May 8, 2014 10:41:58 AM

  11. When I was younger, I did not like red hair and thought red body hair was especially disgusting.

    But as I grew older, I came to see it as "exotic" and different and therefore a turn-on.

    Just goes to show how what is considered attractive can vary and change even within a single individual.....

    Posted by: Rick | May 8, 2014 10:45:21 AM

  12. Finally a post about MEN and not men who think they are women. Something homo men who read a homo blog are actually interested in

    Posted by: Homo Genius | May 8, 2014 10:51:08 AM

  13. British culture does indeed mock gingers. Perhaps because there are actually MORE of them there? In the US they are like a fetish.

    Posted by: jmg | May 8, 2014 11:05:16 AM

  14. HRM - You don't need to translate for me but we're obviously speaking different languages. Also, it's about a lot more than that - “Someone didn’t want to sleep with me so I’m going to cry ‘discrimination’ instead of accepting that I’m not someone’s type.”

    Check out the comments by the redheads about their personal experience in the book, will you? Not to mention information on the subject elsewhere, such as Wikipedia:

    Red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1–2% of the human population……Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered.

    Prejudice and discrimination against redheads

    Medieval beliefs

    Red hair was thought to be a mark of a beastly sexual desire and moral degeneration.

    Montague Summers, in his translation of the Malleus Maleficarum, notes that red hair and green eyes were thought to be the sign of a witch, a werewolf or a vampire during the Middle Ages.

    Modern-day discrimination

    In his book "I Say No" Wilkie Collins (1885) wrote "The prejudice against habitual silence, among the lower order of the people, is almost as inveterate as the prejudice against red hair."

    In modern-day UK, the words "ginger" or "ginga" are sometimes used to describe red-headed people (and are at times considered insulting), with terms such as "gingerphobia"[ and "gingerism" used by the British media. In Britain, redheads are also sometimes referred to disparagingly as "carrot tops" and "carrot heads". "Gingerism" has been compared to racism, although this is widely disputed, and bodies such as the UK Commission for Racial Equality do not monitor cases of discrimination and hate crimes against redheads. A UK woman recently won an award from a tribunal after being sexually harassed and receiving abuse because of her red hair; a family in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, was forced to move twice after being targeted for abuse and hate crime on account of their red hair; and in 2003, a 20-year-old was stabbed in the back for "being ginger". In May 2009, a British schoolboy committed suicide after being bullied for having red hair. The British singer Mick Hucknall, who says that he has repeatedly faced prejudice or been described as ugly on account of his hair color, argues that Gingerism should be described as a form of racism.

    This prejudice has been satirised on a number of TV shows. The British comedian Catherine Tate (herself a redhead) appeared as a red-haired character in a running sketch of her series The Catherine Tate Show. The sketch saw fictional character Sandra Kemp, who was forced to seek solace in a refuge for ginger people because they had been ostracised from society. The pejorative use of the word "ginger" and related discrimination was used to illustrate a point about racism and prejudice in the "Ginger Kids", "Le Petit Tourette", "It's a Jersey Thing" and "Fatbeard" episodes of South Park.

    In the United States, film and television programmes often portray school bullies as having red hair; for example, Scut Farkus from A Christmas Story or the O'Doyle family in the movie Billy Madison. The bully character Caruso in Everybody Hates Chris is a redhead. However, children with red hair are often themselves targeted by bullies; "Somebody with ginger hair will stand out from the crowd," says anti-bullying expert Louise Burfitt-Dons.

    In Australian slang, redheads are often nicknamed "Blue" or "Bluey". More recently, they have been referred to as "rangas" (a word derived from the red-haired ape, the orangutan), sometimes with derogatory connotations. The word "rufus" has been used in both Australian and British slang to refer to red-headed people; based on a variant of rufous, a reddish-brown color.

    In November 2008 social networking website Facebook received criticism after a 'Kick a Ginger' group, which aimed to establish a "National Kick a Ginger Day" on November 20, acquired almost 5,000 members. A 14-year-old boy from Vancouver who ran the Facebook group was subjected to an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for possible hate crimes.

    In December 2009 British supermarket chain Tesco withdrew a Christmas card which had the image of a child with red hair sitting on the lap of Santa Claus, and the words: "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones" after customers complained the card was offensive.

    In October 2010, Harriet Harman, the former Equality Minister in the British government under Labour, faced accusations of prejudice, after she described the red-haired Treasury secretary Danny Alexander as a "ginger rodent". Alexander responded to the insult by stating that he was "proud to be ginger". Harman was subsequently forced to apologise for the comment, after facing criticism for prejudice against a minority group.

    In September 2011, Cryos International, one of the world's largest sperm banks, announced that it would no longer accept donations from red-haired men due to low demand from women seeking artificial insemination.

    A fourteen-year-old boy in Lincoln in the United Kingdom had his right arm broken and his head stamped on by three men who attacked him in 2013 "just because he had red hair". The three men were subsequently jailed for a combined total of ten years and one month for the attack.

    Posted by: edude | May 8, 2014 11:11:31 AM

  15. Typical gay search and destroy. I have beautiful boy cousins with straight red hair. I don't think they know what "gingers" are. Better celebrate the white race while we can.

    Posted by: GEB | May 8, 2014 11:18:23 AM

  16. @HOMO GENIUS Sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 8, 2014 11:18:40 AM

  17. The ginger bullying was always a thing in the UK, but it only recently came to the US. 'Ginger' was never part of my generation's regular vocabulary at school and we certainly never bullied anyone over it - heck when the Spice Girls came out, we always thought it was funny how Ginger Spice was the only one named after an actual spice.

    I blame 'South Park' for bringing it mainstream to the states with their 'Gingers have no soul' episodes - they also tried to bring the word 'minge' Stateside with the Oprah episode but that never caught on.

    Posted by: Hugh | May 8, 2014 11:23:10 AM

  18. Everyone has turn ons. Split and baseball biceps stretching a white T-shirt get me off, regardless of hair color.

    Posted by: JG | May 8, 2014 11:38:49 AM

  19. Hot is hot! I want Damian Lewis to be the next James Bond and the next man I kiss!

    Posted by: Joe | May 8, 2014 12:09:26 PM

  20. Hot is hot! I want Damian Lewis to be the next James Bond and the next man I kiss!

    Posted by: Joe | May 8, 2014 12:09:26 PM

  21. I like to think I don't have a type, but Red-haired guys really turn me on.

    Posted by: Jonathan | May 8, 2014 1:04:35 PM

  22. Ginger is nice to look at and as a spice is delicious in bread but not my cup of tea.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | May 8, 2014 1:33:25 PM

  23. Oh, yum!

    Posted by: Pervy McPerv | May 8, 2014 1:47:55 PM

  24. Of course gingers have souls. Each freckle on their face represents a soul they stole.

    Posted by: Perry | May 8, 2014 3:39:48 PM

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